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William 6Ruffin Family

William 6 Ruffin
Born: About 1785 (Brunswick Co, VA)
married: Margaret RITCHIE
Died: Fall of 1825 will posted in Wake Co, NC)
Parents: Robert and Mary Clack Lightfoot Ruffin

  • Archibald Ritchie married Catherine ROANE
  • Robert Ritchie (born 1788 married Harriet P. FOX
    died Milledgeville, GA 5 Aug 1830 (dropsy of lungs)Age 42
    Minor children: Albert G and William R.
    Harriet (widow) drew in 1832 Gold Lottery, Richmond Co
    'Georgia interstate records' by Austin Ruffin. Robert R dec'd, Harriet P Ruffin
    gdn of Albert G. and Wm R. minor orphans.
    From 'The Georgia Journal' Vol. 4 1829-1835 Saturday Sept. 4, 1840 Baldwin Co.Sheriff sales.

  • William Hopper married Frances GILDARDT
    **Alternate line**William H. who married Sara BAGGETT and lived in GA, AL, MS. We're working to prove correct one!
  • Thomas R. married Mary McClelland [Father's will mentions grandson John M., the only child of my late son, Thoams. John M. was a physician in AR, and died in MS 1846]
  • Frederick married Mary ?
  • John ?
  • Albert G. married Eliza ROAN
    Died May 1829 at home in Hanover Co, VA. in his 33rd year of age. He was youngest son of William Ruffin. While a young man Mr. Ruffin removed to Alabama, where he rose to a high character at the bar. He was married in Hanover Co. VA to Miss Eliza Roan, daughter of the late Judge Roan, in May 1825 by Bishop Moore.. Leaves wife and young child. Raleigh Newspaper 1829.
  • Caroline

    Robert Ritchie

    (born 1788 married Harriet P. FOX
    died Milledgeville, GA 5 Aug 1830 (dropsy of lungs)Age 42
    1. Albert G Census 1860 GA
    Harriet (widow) drew in 1832 Gold Lottery, Richmond Co
    Albert Gallatin Ruffin, who was born in North Carolina, but married Aug 7 1843 Harriet C. Gilpin in Columbia County, GA
    Sons: William b. 1846, Robert b. 1851, Josiah H. b 1855
    Newspaper article below about Albert G., Sheriff, death.

    2.William Ritchie Ruffin b. 1826 NC
    mar. 1846 Ga. Nancy Mix b. 1835 Ga. (2nd wife - Mary) 1880 Census Loachapoka, Lee Co. Ala. Nancy with Thomas and John David.

    1860 Census GA
    Albert Ruffin Augusta Ward 2, Richmond, GA 35  1824 Connecticut  Male    
    Margrett Ruffin Augusta Ward 4, Richmond, GA 51  1808 South Carolina  Female    
    Mary Ruffin Augusta Ward 4, Richmond, GA 18  1841 South Carolina  Female  
    Albert G Ruffin District 119, Richmond, GA 40  1819 North Carolina  Male    Painter  $2300(real estate)  $3500 [personal]
    Catherine Ruffin District 119, Richmond, GA 39  1820 Georgia  Female    
    William Ruffin District 119, Richmond, GA 14  1845 Georgia  Male    
    Robt Ruffin District 119, Richmond, GA 9  1850 Georgia  Male    
    Juriah H. Ruffin District 119, Richmond, GA 5  1854 Georgia  Male  

    Georgia Weekly Telegraph, Nov. 6, 1868 -- page 8 The fight at Augusta

    The Chronicle and Sentinel of yesterday morning says:

    About 3 o'clock pm a Radical negro named Daniel, who was formerly employed about this office, made some insulting remarks to a gentleman who was standing by the Greene Street gate of the City Hall. The latter replied to him whereupon Daniel drew his pistol. At the same time the white man drew his, and fired at the negro, who dodged the shot and ran for his life. This excited the crowd, some of whom drew their pistols and commenced firing. A mulatto named Carroll Dent, who was endeavoring to get away from the fracas, was shot in the back and killed. Two other negroes and one white man were slightly wounded. The excitement now became intense and a bloody riot appeared imminent.

    Major St. Onge, in command of the Federal troops, here came out into Green street and drew his men up in line, ready for action. Several prominent citizens were soon in consultation with him, and by their united efforts quiet was restored. Guards were then stationed around the polls, and the excitement seemed about to subside when Mr. Albert G. Ruffin, the Radical Sheriff, went to arrest a young man for carrying concealed weapons. He called upon the military to make the arrest, but they refused, as it was not in their province. The Sheriff then undertook to make the arrest, which created another excitement, in the course of which a pistol was fired, and Mr. Ruffin was observed to turn very pale. Dr. Dearing went up to him and commenced to examine him, Ruffin saying not a word. In a few seconds, he fell back and, with a few gasps, expired. It was found, then that he had received a wound in the back from a pistol shot, fired by an unknown person, which caused his death.

    After this, better counsels prevailed and the crowd retired from the polls.

     1910 United States Federal Census > Georgia > Muscogee > Nances > District 94 (image 37)
    Ruffin, John D. 49 married 27 years AL AL AL woodturner Lumber Co
      Fannie wife 51 married 27 years 6-6 GA GA GA
      Claud 25 AL AL GA  Machinist Oil Mills
      Paul 25 AL AL GA  Foundry
      Florence 20 AL AL GA Stengrapher Junk Dealer
      John D. Jr. 18 GA AL GA  Sash Door Blinds
    *Correction John Paul
      Nannie L 12 GA AL GA

    Raleigh NC Newspapers Abstracts 1820-1829. Compiler Lois S. Neal, 1980.
    Died at the home of her son, Albert G. Ruffin, in Hanover Co, VA, Mrs. Margaret Ruffin, widow of the late William Ruffin, Esq, formerly of this city. In the fall of 1825, Mrs. Ruffin lost in the short space of four days her husband and a son.
    In fall of 1826, she lost another son, a resident of the State of Mississippi, who died in Philadelphia.

    Which William and Margaret was this?
    This Indenture made this 16th day of June 1794 between Lemon Shell and Sarah his wife; John Dugger, Jr and Frances his wife of county of Brunswick
    and William Ruffin and Margaret his wife of County aforesaid of the one part
    and Charles Lucas of the County of Brunswick of the other part...for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty three pounds twelve shillings...do hereby bargain sell alien, etc. to said Charles Lucas...3 different parcels of land (as hereafter expressed) all in one tract containing two hundred & 72 acres of land lying and being in County of Brunswick.
    Deed Book 15, pg 542

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